Reasons Not To Stretch Before a Workout (And What You Should Be Doing Instead)

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Featured News, Fitness |

Despite what we were told by our grade school gym teachers, stretching prior to workouts can be ineffective and even detrimental. Studies now show that low-level plyometrics (high knees, butt kicks, squats, squat jumps, jumping jacks, jump roping) are  preferred to static stretches for workout preparation. These moving stretches help to activate the muscles that will be used in the upcoming exercises. Stretching, on the other hand, can cause...

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10 Great Exercises for Beginners

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Featured News, Fitness |

Never do Nothing! Our March motto is “never do nothing”! Everyone, no matter your skill level, should be moving and staying active. This is the key to a healthy and productive life. Our last post featured 25 awesome body weight exercises you can perform at home with little to no equipment. Many of those exercises cater to an intermediate skill level, so today we’re featuring 10 perfect body weight exercises for the beginner....

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Push Up Rings Expand your Dip and Pull Up Bar Workouts!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Featured News, Gear |

It’s easy to get great new results fast with Push Up Rings from Ultimate Body Press.  Push Up Rings work with any pull up bar and your Dip Bar Fitness Station to add new compound bodyweight exercises that will help you build lean muscle fast.  Push Up Rings add a new stability challenge to push ups and planks but they also make doing push ups more comfortable as the high density foam over rigid cores work with the shape of your hands and...

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Spring Sale – Pull Up Bars & Accessories

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Featured News, Gear |

Ultimate Body Press Equipment on Sale! Joist Mounted Pull-Up Bar Ceiling Mounted  Pull-Up Bar 24″ Ceiling Mounted Pull-Up Bar 16″ With so many new people working out at home with pull bars, we’re also offering select pull up bar accessories at 15% off all through March!  See site for details. Fast Abs Pack Push-Up Rings If there is one exercise you had to do, it should be pull-ups. Pull-Ups work every muscle of your upper body...

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Best Body Weight Exercises

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Featured News, Fitness |

Convenient and inexpensive, bodyweight exercises combine cardio and strength training for incredible results. In each exercise, the major and minor muscle groups must work simultaneously. This increases intensity, which burns more calories and more fat, more efficiently. Workouts are shorter and more intense and never boring. Everyone can find bodyweight exercises that work for them, and every exercise can be adapted for beginners. 1. Plank...

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The Fat Chance Cookbook by Robert Lustig

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Featured News, News |

Last week we reported on the damaging effects of sugar. Responsible for a host of chronic illnesses as well as a national obesity crisis, sugar invades nearly every processed food product on the shelves. One cup of pasta can contain as much sugar as a poptart. (Not to mention the obscene sugar levels in pasta sauce: 1 cup can contain up to 23 grams of sugar.) But one man is on a mission to do something about this epidemic–Dr. Robert H....

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